ACCOUNT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ACCOUNT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Utahns paying several times for wrongheaded Medicaid plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57797124-82/pay-medicaid-paying-plan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57797124-82/pay-medicaid-paying-plan.html.csp">Letter: Utahns paying several times for wrongheaded Medicaid plan</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T09:17:39.048-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 09:17AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Becky Lockhart and the Republican leaders in the Utah House don’t seem to understand the burden they are trying to place on people in the state of Utah with their rejection of Medicaid expansion. I am already paying for the federal funding through things like the decreased deduction on my health savings account. They want me to pay for it again through my state taxes. Then, because I work at a hospital and its plan would leave so many without coverage, I would pay for it again in reduced pay to...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57797124@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:17:39 MDT These tax return tips from the IRS will help ease filing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57792360-79/return-irs-tax-numbers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57792360-79/return-irs-tax-numbers.html.csp">These tax return tips from the IRS will help ease filing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T17:19:23.84-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Thousands of Utahns will no doubt be working on their taxes this weekend, since they are due next Tuesday. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) offered some suggestions that last-minute filers can use to avoid common mistakes that can delay the processing of their returns. These include: • Mail a paper return to the right address. Paper filers should check IRS.gov or their form instructions for the appropriate address. • Take a close look at the tax tables. When figuring taxes using the tax tab...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57792360@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 17:19:23 MDT Letter: Nightclub, employees shouldn’t have to babysit patrons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57775100-82/blame-employees-patron-babysit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57775100-82/blame-employees-patron-babysit.html.csp">Letter: Nightclub, employees shouldn’t have to babysit patrons</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-06T23:15:01.553-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I think it is very wrong to hold a nightclub responsible for what a patron does when he leaves the building. The patron should be aware of when he/she has had enough to drink. Each person has to be responsible for his or her own actions throughout life, and account for their own decisions and bad choices. Why put the blame on the club and employees? It doesn’t make sense to me. This law is just teaching people to blame others for doing something stupid and pass the responsibility on to someone ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57775100@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:15:01 MDT State board wants better communication about school lunch accounts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57776486-78/board-policy-schools-model.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57776486-78/board-policy-schools-model.html.csp">State board wants better communication about school lunch accounts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kristen Moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T20:46:18.25-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 08:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">School districts and charter schools from throughout the state will have a chance to comment before a model school lunch policy is approved by the state Board of Education . The board voted Friday afternoon to send the policy out for comment, but member Keith Buswell said there’s no reason a district or charter school can’t write its own policy right away. Gov. Gary Herbert asked the board to create a model policy for schools to use in the wake of a fiasco at Salt Lake City’s Uintah Elementary t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57776486@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:46:18 MDT Navigating the logistics of death ahead of time http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57753093-79/site-plan-planning-access.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57753093-79/site-plan-planning-access.html.csp">Navigating the logistics of death ahead of time</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TARA SIEGEL BERNARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T07:25:01.705-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 07:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Abby Schneiderman, then a 32-year-old mother and entrepreneur, was getting ready to celebrate her daughter’s first birthday when she received the news: Her older brother had been killed in a head-on collision while driving through East Hampton, N.Y., with his family. Suddenly, her fledgling business — Everplans, a website that helps people create detailed end-of-life plans — took on greater meaning. “In the middle of building this site to help all of these hypothetical people that might die some...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57753093@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 07:25:01 MDT Colbert Report tweet mixup shows Twitter ‘verification’ is completely meaningless http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/57743165-226/twitter-colbert-com-href.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsinternet/57743165-226/twitter-colbert-com-href.html.csp">Colbert Report tweet mixup shows Twitter ‘verification’ is completely meaningless</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jim Dalrymple II</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T11:00:35.452-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 11:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; Last night, Stephen Colbert caused an uproar with a racist tweet. The tweet read “I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever.” The tweet was later deleted, but BuzzFeed screen captured it and reported on some of the resulting outrage. So, pretty bad, right? Except that it wasn’t actually Colbert who sent the tweet. Or even his team. Or maybe even anyone he knows. As he later explained,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57743165@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:00:35 MDT Letter: A teenager could solve school lunch problem with technology http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57712520-82/lunch-parents-account-letter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57712520-82/lunch-parents-account-letter.html.csp">Letter: A teenager could solve school lunch problem with technology</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T07:45:35.087-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 07:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I have to respond to JC Smith’s letter, “Get over it, parents” (Forum, March 19) in which he/she chides “irresponsible parents” for ignoring payment due for school lunches. I have had children in the public schools for years. At the beginning of every school year, I put $200 into their school lunch account. Each year, sometime in the spring, my children will let me know that their lunch money ran out and they had to go without lunch that day. That is my one and only notice that it is time to ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57712520@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:45:35 MDT Judge: Justice Department’s email searches are ‘repugnant to the Fourth Amendment’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57704322-68/judge-information-facciola-department.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57704322-68/judge-information-facciola-department.html.csp">Judge: Justice Department’s email searches are ‘repugnant to the Fourth Amendment’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATT APUZZO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T19:30:38.825-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 07:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A federal judge has admonished the Justice Department for repeatedly requesting overly broad searches of people’s email accounts, a practice that he called “repugnant” to the Constitution. The unusually harsh rebuke by Magistrate Judge John M. Facciola comes as the Obama administration fends off accusations by civil liberties groups and many in Congress that its bulk seizure of phone records in the name of national security is also overly broad and unconstitutional. Facciola’s opin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577043222014-03-19T19:30:38.825-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-19T19:30:38.825-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57704322@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:30:38 MDT For Harry Potter fans: J.K. Rowling’s new ‘History of the Quidditch World Cup’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57697678-223/harry-potter-rowling-cup.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57697678-223/harry-potter-rowling-cup.html.csp">For Harry Potter fans: J.K. Rowling’s new ‘History of the Quidditch World Cup’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By L.V. Anderson </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Slate</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-21T15:08:12.141-06:00">Updated Mar 21, 2014 03:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the past year, J.K. Rowling released a mystery novel under a pseudonym, signed a deal to write another screenplay set in the Harry Potter universe and trolled her fans by suggesting that Hermione should have ended up with Harry instead of Ron. Now, Rowling has gone back to basics, publishing a new story on her Harry Potter website, www.Pottermore.com. “History of the Quidditch World Cup” is just what it sounds like — a faux-academic chronicle of the quadrennial championship of Rowling’s famou...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57697678@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:08:12 MDT Crime victims fund gets assist from lawmakers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogscrimecourts/57683918-224/crime-fund-victims-money.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogscrimecourts/57683918-224/crime-fund-victims-money.html.csp">Crime victims fund gets assist from lawmakers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brooke Adams</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T09:41:44.717-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 09:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah lawmakers took action this session to ensure a fund used to help victims of violent crime doesn’t run out of money any time soon. By approving SB259, lawmakers ended a nearly decade-long practice of using the crime victims reparations fund to cover administrative costs of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice. The commission will now receive money from the state’s general fund. Several criminal justice and substance abuse grant programs overseen by the commission also were moved t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57683918@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:41:44 MDT Letter: Wars winding down, so should contingency fund http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57632357-82/budget-fund-pentagon-wars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57632357-82/budget-fund-pentagon-wars.html.csp">Letter: Wars winding down, so should contingency fund</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T09:06:36.357-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 09:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I was disturbed to learn that, in its budget request of March 4, the Obama administration asked Congress for $80 billion for the Overseas Contingency Operations in addition to core Pentagon spending of about $500 billion. This account was created to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. With those wars over, the account should disappear. Instead, it seems to be becoming a permanent slush fund that could help the Pentagon get around the effect of budget cuts — a luxury that no other parts of th...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57632357@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 09:06:36 MDT Letter: ACA supporters never foresaw how reckless Utah can be http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57591601-82/aca-reckless-utah-citizens.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57591601-82/aca-reckless-utah-citizens.html.csp">Letter: ACA supporters never foresaw how reckless Utah can be</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-26T01:01:03.078-06:00">Updated Feb 26, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The design of the ACA (aka Obamacare) included a provision that assisted citizens with very low incomes who do not qualify for ACA, a safety net called Medicaid expansion. I don’t think anyone thought state right-wing legislators would leverage their hate for the president to such a degree they would harm their own citizens. Not expanding Medicaid will do just that. Maybe it was a failure in the original ACA design to not take into account how reckless Utah can be. Edward R. Blake Salt Lake ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57591601@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Feb 2014 01:01:03 MDT Obama proposes change in paying to fight wildfires http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57585628-68/obama-wildfires-proposal-annual.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57585628-68/obama-wildfires-proposal-annual.html.csp">Obama proposes change in paying to fight wildfires</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CORAL DAVENPORT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T22:46:02.081-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 10:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • President Barack Obama’s annual budget request to Congress will propose a significant change in how the government pays to fight wildfires, administration officials said, a move that they say reflects the ways in which climate change is increasing the risk for and cost of those fires. The shift in wildfire funding is one in a series of recent White House actions related to climate change, as Obama tries to highlight the issue and build political support for his administration’s more...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57585628@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 22:46:02 MDT N.Y. officials: Virtual currency invites real crime http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57554092-79/currency-liberty-money-reserve.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57554092-79/currency-liberty-money-reserve.html.csp">N.Y. officials: Virtual currency invites real crime</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM HAYS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-16T11:22:56.921-06:00">Updated Feb 16, 2014 11:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • The account information given by a new customer at Liberty Reserve read like a not-so-clever prank: Joe Bogus, 123 Fake Main Street, Completely Made Up City, N.Y. But at the multibillion-dollar virtual banking operation, it didn’t matter. Mr. Bogus — in reality, an undercover federal agent — was free to begin transferring funds, no questions asked. Authorities say the recent investigations of Liberty Reserve and the hidden website Silk Road, a vast black-market bazaar for narcotics an...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-575540922014-02-16T11:22:56.921-06:00" id="#license-2014-02-16T11:22:56.921-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57554092@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Feb 2014 11:22:56 MDT